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“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” Matthew 7:13-14

I used to hear this verse and only think of the broader application, ie. the road to hell and the road to salvation. A verse to call upon in the face of temptation, or a big decision, to help guide you to the road less traveled. I’m experiencing personally how this verse applies to the smaller choices too, the daily opportunities we have to choose our path.

In the middle, the waiting, my mind runs wild with fears and worries of all the unknowns. The gate in my mind is wide open to this well worn path. Wide is this road and it promises that certainty, comfort and control will be what save me. It’s the path I too often choose, forgetting the emptiness of its promises.

Much more intention is required to navigate my heart to the small gate, the narrow road. The one where my hope, peace and love are grounded in something so much bigger than myself. Where my trust is placed in the only one who can never disappoint. It is a practice to walk the narrow path of faith and surrender, but that is where my soul finds rest.

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